Wellness Examination and Consultation

Welcome to physical examination web page for Main Street Animal Hospital North Vancouver.

Physical Examination

Welcome to the physical examination web page for Main Street Animal Hospital. Every patient comes

with a story. In order to understand the story, there should be adequate communication between the

doctor and the pet owner to gather a proper history of the pet There should be a targeted physical

examination based on the historical medical clues. Diagnostic tests are then planned and used to

provide a road map for a treatment plan.  We always recommended a physical examination for any

health problems with your pets so that a treatment process can be started as soon as possible. For

further questions, please call our office. 


Kitten Wellness Exam

Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for the new

addition to your family.  Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten

started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your

kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help them grow into a

well-balanced, healthy cat.  Schedule your kitten for their first exam as soon as possible.

Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, they are susceptible to many serious, but preventable

diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). 

Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating them against other diseases, such as feline

leukemia virus (FeLV)).  In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which

are common in young cats.  Kittens may have intestinal worms that can cause weight loss,

diarrhea and a potbellied appearance (although it may not cause any symptoms). It is important for

kittens to be treated for intestinal worms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also

to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected.  Intestinal worms are zoonotic

parasites, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is

properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe.  We look forward to meeting your new kitten!

Schedule your appointment today.


Puppy Wellness

As described above for kittens, an addition of a new puppy to your family is always

very exciting. Early Veterinary care is very important for your puppy’s future health. Proactive and future

heath care is thoroughly discussed during your puppy’s first visit.  We recommend a consultation which

includes a physical examination for all new puppies.  During your wellness consult, we will discuss

vaccinations, internal and external parasites control, nutrition and a plan for spay or neuter.

Information regarding different vaccination protocols is provided to the pet owners before giving any

vaccination to a puppy. Common vaccines are DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvo),

Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and Rabies. We recommend starting

vaccinations at 8 weeks of age. Deworming (from external and internal parasites) a puppy is another

very important step for their well being. Puppies may have intestinal parasites that need deworming. If

deworming is not done properly it can cause gastrointestinal disorders, affect growth, pose a risk to

other pets inside the house and can be transmitted to human beings. Protection from external parasites

like fleas and ticks is another important preventive step. The team at Main Street Animal Hospital will

welcome the pet owners on their first puppy visit and will be happy to inform pet owners about

preventive care, nutrition and other health care protocols.


Adult wellness

Main Street Animal Hospital is fully equipped to provide veterinary care services to cover all aspects of

pet health. Our Wellness Program puts a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage

of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and

environmental challenges. We will discuss and recommend options for prevention, nutrition, and

diagnostic workups as appropriate to your pet.


Our role is to inform you on the procedures and medications which are especially beneficial for your pet.

This allows us to be flexible with our recommendations and gives you more control of your pets





The key to Main Street Animal Hospitals Wellness Program is an emphasis on the annual health

examination. Once a year your pet will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate

ancillary diagnostics (such as blood work, fecal tests, urinalysis pressure screening, etc.) to screen for

early signs of a disease.


During the annual assessment, vaccination is considered, if needed.  Patients with health-related

concerns will be recommended more advanced diagnostics as needed. More frequent re-evaluations

will most-likely become necessary for those pets with ongoing illnesses.


For more information or to enroll your pet in Main Street Animal Hospitals Wellness program, call us at

604 973 0206.


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